If your landscape has a lot of plants in it, they need varying kinds of irrigation to get enough water. A well-manicured landscape takes effort to maintain but investing in an irrigation system takes some of the stress off your shoulders. When looking for a new sprinkler system, you need to think about the types of available sprinkler heads. With the right sprinkler head, your plants will always get the perfect amount of water, and you save on water costs simultaneously. There are three main varieties of sprinkler heads, and we’re going to look at all of them to determine which is best for your landscape.
Spray Irrigation Heads
These sprinkler heads are best in small or medium sized lawns. They evenly distribute water, meaning every part of your lawn gets the same amount of water. Sprinkler heads should never be farther than 15 feet apart from one another because you will get dry spots otherwise.
However, this might not be the best option for windy climates because the mist-like spray from the sprinklers is easily blown away. For this reason, you should consider the climate you live in before investing in a spray irrigation head.
Rotary Sprinkler Heads
If you have a larger yard, rotary sprinkler heads are more beneficial. The distance between every rotary head should be less than the PSI of the sprinkler heads. When using rotary sprinkler heads, the PSI will be greater than 30, so consider your PSI when determining placement. Additionally, rotary heads are good if your lawn has slopes and soil that drains slowly. Since these sprinkler heads water your lawn more slowly, the wind won’t whisk the water away before reaching your grass. Rotary heads also waste less water and reduce the amount of runoff.
These irrigation systems have tremendous water output. They water your lawn incredibly quickly, so you need to be careful when using a system like this because water can quickly pool in certain areas if you aren’t paying attention. However, you shouldn’t consider a bubbler irrigation system if your lawn is uneven or if you have slow-draining soil. It is much better for level lawns with fast-draining soil. If you are unsure about which irrigation system is best, contact an irrigation professional to find the ideal option for your property. Contact the team at Sposato Irrigation today to learn more about the irrigation and sprinkler options available for your property!
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Sposato Irrigation is uniquely positioned to offer high-quality, affordable, and reliable irrigation services to homeowners and business owners in Sussex County, Milton, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean View, Millsboro, Dagsboro, and Ocean City, MD. Thanks to our expertise, innovation and decades of professional experience, we can meet the needs of large properties and small gardens. To learn more about our irrigation installation, LED landscape lighting, and commercial irrigation maintenance services, contact us today. We can be reached at 302-645-4773. Also, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.